Larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Switzerland combined, Wrangell-St. Elias is the largest national park in the US and a place that defies superlatives.
It encompasses several mountain ranges and boasts nine of the sixteen highest peaks in North America, including the second and third highest.
The park is bordered by Canada’s Kluane National Park and together, they encompass a country-sized sprawl of canyons, valleys, towering mountains and ice-fields. Bagley Icefield is the largest non-polar ice sheet in North America, and the Malaspina Glacier alone is larger than Rhode Island state.
Wildlife here transcends all other Alaskan parks in its abundance and diversity, with healthy populations of moose, grizzly and black bears, Dall sheep, wolverines, mountain goats and three herds of caribou.
Suggested itinerary featuring Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
- McCarthy & Kennicott 70 kilometers away
- Tok 151 kilometers away
- Valdez 200 kilometers away
- Prince William Sound 265 kilometers away
- Denali Park Entrance 344 kilometers away
- Talkeetna 369 kilometers away
- Anchorage 373 kilometers away
- Fairbanks 394 kilometers away
- Cooper Landing 400 kilometers away
- Seward 404 kilometers away
- Denali National Park 429 kilometers away
- Kenai Peninsula 438 kilometers away